The news sent instant shockwaves through the NBA community Monday evening — Blake Griffin traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons.
The blockbuster deal had the Pistons receiving the five-time All-Star forward in addition to Brice Johnson and Willie Reed in exchange for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic and a first- and second-round draft pick, as reported by ESPN. The trade was especially shocking considering Griffin, 28, has spent his entire career with the Clippers and he had signed a five-year, $171 million extension with the franchise last July.
Just like the NBA community of players and fans, Griffin himself was surprised, responding to being traded by tweeting out this classic Fresh Prince of Bel-Air GIF. Best of all? The internet ran with the theme with Fresh Prince GIFs of their own.
Check it out below.
Here's the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' GIF that Blake Griffin tweeted out upon learning that he got traded from L.A. To detroit
The GOAT Will Smith. Gotta love it.
As Blake had more time to think it through, he tweeted out the following statement Tuesday morning
Next chapter, indeed.
But Twitter saw Griffin's 'Fresh Prince' GIF and decided to run with the theme
All-time classic episode.
Meanwhile, Twitter had Carlton responding to the trade news like ...
People also responded to reports that Clippers center DeAndre Jordan could be the next to be traded
HA! Is DJ next?
Perhaps LeBron and the Cavs could be a suitor
See what you started with the Fresh Prince theme, Blake?
And when people weren't running with the 'Fresh Prince' theme, they were wondering if Griffin's reported girlfriend, Kendall Jenner, will stick it out with the NBA star
Matt Barnes blasted the Clippers and coach Doc Rivers over the trade
All that being said ...
Your next chapter has begun.